Tuesday, 30 October 2012

[TechRepublic] How Windows 8 will be painful for developers

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TechRepublic Member | October 30, 2012

10 reasons Windows 8 will be painful for developers

If you plan to develop Windows 8 native apps, be prepared for some hurdles. Justin James looks at some of the biggest problems you're likely to face. Read more

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